OSU Today

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

 The Mystery of the Disappearing Birds (Terra)

The ecological puzzle on Barro Colorado Island in Panama turns out to have far more intricacies than a single hypothesis can explain. After two decades of collecting and analyzing all sorts of data from population surveys, catch-and-release experiments and time-lapse videotapes, Doug Robinson and his team in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife have turned up some compelling clues that point in unexpected directions.

Demise of the world’s plankton has been greatly exaggerated (New Scientist)

But plankton can adjust how much chlorophyll they make depending on light conditions. When Michael Behrenfeld of Oregon State University took that into account, he found it can explain more than 85 per cent of observed changes in chlorophyll levels

Substance, style and myth in the Kennedy-Nixon debates (History News Network)

A piece by Christopher McKnight Nichols, OSU history professor.

Oregon State University home page gets a new look, becomes more mobile friendly (LIFE@OSU)

Visitors to Oregon State University’s home page will experience a completely new look and feel on Nov. 9, when the site officially switches over to a revamped form.

Robots could soon walk like humans (Daily Mail)

The technology was created by Oregon State University, who claims it’s the most sophisticated system of its kind. (see also Science World Report)

SPI supports new forestry center (Building-Products.com)

Sierra Pacific Industries, Anderson, Ca., has donated $6 million to help build a 20,000-sq. ft. forestry laboratory at Oregon State University.


Webinar on NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GFRP): Are you a graduate student, applying to the NSF GFRP in October? Want some tips on a successful application? NSF is sponsoring a webinar Oct. 29, 10 a.m. You can join a live stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PetJysbTc20 Questions will be fielded through a chat link at https://tlk.io/grfp

Findings from Cooper’s Ferry: At the Oct. 29 meeting of Triad, OSU’s staff and faculty club, Loren Davis will discuss ancient artifacts discovered at Cooper’s Ferry along the lower Salmon River. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $13. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

WRS dissertation defense: Baek Soo “Peggy” Lee, PhD WRS Dissertation Defense. Thursday, Oct 29, 1 p.m. in Burt 193. Advised by Michael E. Campana in CEOAS.  Title: “Hydrologic and Land Cover Effects on Sources and Fate of In-Stream Fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter.”

Why so many prisons? The Carceral State and Social Politics: A panel discussion on prison overpopulation and politics in the United States with Teressa Raiford, lead organizer for Oregon’s most active #BlackLivesMatter movement ‘Don’t Shoot PDX‘ and OSU Prof’s Brett Burkhardt and Michelle Inderbitzin. Moderated by Christopher McKnight Nichols. Thursday, Oct. 29, 4- 5 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room.

The History of Queervallis: Keynote, on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, will include local speakers sharing their knowledge of queer history on campus and in the Corvallis area.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Dia de Los Muertos: Dia de Los Muertos is an indigenous celebration in which we honor our loved ones that have passed. Come share this experience in an interactive way and learn about the tradition behind this celebration. Monday, Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m., Centro Cultural César Chávez.

Taste of the ‘Chives-Recipe Showcase: Come and sample dishes based on historic recipes! This year, we’re highlighting fascinating flavors featured from a 1945 wall calendar. You can view them online here. Event is free and open to anyone likes food. If you would like to prepare one of these dishes to share, please do. Friday Oct. 30,  noon to 1 p.m., Willamette Rooms, Third Floor of the Valley Library.

Trick-or-Treat Tour: Childcare & Family Resources has planned an afternoon of trick-or-treating around the OSU campus for families. Meet in the new MU Family Friendly Lounge (112) Oct. 30 from 3-5 p.m., to grab your map and head out across campus. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. For questions contact erika.woosley@oregonstate.edu.

#BeaverBash Halloween: Come visit four of OSU’s Cultural Resource Center for Halloween fun and trick-or-treating! The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Women’s Center, Pride Center and Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez will all have a variety of activities available and donations will be accepted for the OSU Food Pantry. Saturday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m., at the Cultural Resource Centers. Diversity & Cultural Engagement is also hosting a Silent Disco in the MU Multi-Purpose Room beginning at 7 p.m. Our disco is silent but our response to injustice is not. Join us for dancing and to learn more about the work of our seven cultural resource centers.

Fall Drag Show tickets available: Join Rainbow Continuum, in partnership with Student Leadership & Involvement for an evening of radical gender performances at LaSells Stewart Center, 7-9 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) on Oct. 31. Tickets: $5 at SEC Info Desk or online. OSU Students may get 1 free ticket, while supplies last. More information here. For disability accommodations, contact rcosu@oregonstate.edu.

Wong Fu Productions Pre-Sale: Special pre-sale Oct. 29-30 for OSU Students to purchase tickets for Nov. 15 event featuring Everything Before Us movie screening and Q&A with the hit independent company behind the movie: Wong Fu Productions. Sales open to general public Nov. 2. More information here. For disability accommodations contact: huynhkev@oregonstate.edu.

Sue Brown Retirement Reception: After more than  30 years of service to Oregon State University, Sue Brown will retire on October 30.  Please join the Research Office in celebrating Sue’s retirement.  A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. in MU213 (the Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Room).

Willamette Startup Weekend kicks off Nov. 13: Need a challenge this November? Team up to create and pitch a business in 54 hours. Tweet @WillametteSW or post about us on Facebook to get a promo code for a free student ticket! More details here: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/willamette/startup-weekend/7380

Diwali Event Save the Date:  Celebrate the Indian festival of lights with the Indian Students Association, in partnership with Student Leadership & Involvement. OSU Diwali will be Nov. 13 in the MU Ballroom. Tickets available Nov. 4 at the Student Experience Center Information Desk. For disability accommodations, contact oregonstateisa@gmail.com

Dog N’ Jog: The OSU Pre-Veterinary Medical Association is holding their 6th annual Dog N’ Jog event on Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Come join them at the Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility on 35th and Campus Way for a silent auction, raffle, costume contest,  kid’s activities, and community fair. Register for the fun run ($15) by Nov. 1 and get a free T-shirt! Half the proceeds go to Heartland Humane Society. For more information visit the PVMA website.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife discussion: Melanie Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator of Fishes and Professor, American Museum of Natural History, will speak on ” Evolution in a vortex: isolation and diversification of fishes in the lower Congo River,” 10 a.m., Nov. 2.  Nash Hall Room 32.

NEW! Brown Bag Lunch: Sarah Freeman, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) River Basin Report Card manager will present “Building a Scalable River Basin Report Card: Integrating water science, engineering, and policy in practice” in Wilkinson 203, noon Monday Nov. 2.  Updates on the River Basin Report Card Project, currently in pilot project phase in Colombia’s Meta River basin, a tributary of the Orinoco, will be discussed.

NEW! Is There a Student Loan Debt Crisis? Elizabeth Akers from the Brookings Institution will be presenting on student loan debt and US presidential candidates’ financial aid platforms. Financial Aid and Scholarships will also present about OSU student loan debt. It is being held Tuesday Nov. 3, 9-11 a.m., in the MU Horizon Room.

NEW! Graduate Publishing Tips and Zotero Workshops: The Library’s Fall workshops wind down with a session on key tips for graduate students who want to get started on publishing their scholarship (Nov. 2, 4-5 p.m.). The last workshop will be a repeat of Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced) on Nov. 3, an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources. Registration is encouraged but not required:  http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Stay tuned for the Winter workshop schedule! Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Marine Forum: For this week’s Marine Forum, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) will host Justin Klure, Managing Partner of Pacific Energy Ventures, who will discuss various aspects of ocean energy project development, including conceptualization, design, site selection, construction, and connection to the utility grid. Please join us on Friday, Oct. 30 from noon to 12:50 p.m., in Covell 218. More info: http://nnmrec.oregonstate.edu/education/marine-forum.

The Intersection of Equity & Inclusion and Sexual Violence Prevention: A talk by Rut Martinez-Alicea, coordinator of the Multicultural Center at Portland Community College.  Join the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for the fall presentation of the President & Provost Lecture Series that will leave you with a sense of hope and agency to intervene and prevent violence as well as to support efforts for education equity and social justice. Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center’s C&E Hall.

College of Science Distinguished Lecture: Chemistry alumna Karen Wooley (’88) will deliver the College of Science Distinguished Lecture, “The next generation of plastics: Advanced applications for sophisticated nanoscopic devices” at a public lecture Nov. 4. Wooley is is a University Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Save-the-Date: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) will be sponsoring a workshop on Nov. 19 entitled, “Expanding Your Qualtrics Horizon,” presented by JoAnne Bunnage, College of Public Health and Human Science. The Qualtrics web-based survey platform is a powerful tool that is available to all OSU faculty, staff and students to build simple one-question polls to complex surveys. Watch for registration announcements. Details at http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/professional-development-speaker-series.

News for Employees

Student art sought: The Beth Ray Center for Academic Support (BRC) is excited to showcase student art in its upcoming art exhibit. Selected art will be featured in an Open House winter term and remain on display for the academic year. Submission criteria: Artist must be OSU student. Art must be able to hang on wall. Art must be framed by artist. Submission must include: name, phone #, OSU email, major, year in school, and art dimensions. Submission deadline: Monday, Nov. 23. Please submit digital photo to: Anika.Lautenbach@oregonstate.edu

OSU home page revamp: View the beta version of OSU’s new home page at http://beta.oregonstate.edu. The revamped site features a streamlined design, accessibility upgrades and a focus on the growing numbers of smartphone and tablet users. This new version will replace the existing website on Nov. 9, and the old home page will remain available for reference through the first of the year.

Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Winter Term 2016 or Spring Term 2016 release. The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/faculty-release-time. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Oct. 30.

PAC-12 Fitness Challenge – Lead the PAC: Did you walk across campus today? Play a pick-up basketball game? Ride your bike to work? Help Beaver Nation win the PAC-12 Fitness Challenge!! Log your activity minutes at pac12challenge.org – the first 25 people to log 200 minutes win a shirt.

Campus directory: Orange Media Network will no longer be producing the OSU Directory, the printed campus telephone book. A few 2014-15 books still remain. If you would like one, please contact Julie.freshwater@oregonstate.edu.

Employee training announcements: Looking for professional development opportunities? Subscribe to the Center for Learning & Organizational Development listserv to receive employee training announcements at http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/courses_for_you

Apply This Week for Hybrid Funding: The Center for Teaching and Learning funds instructors and provides instructional design support for the redesign of Corvallis campus courses as reduced-meeting-time hybrid courses.  These funds are in support of participation in a faculty learning community in winter term and the development of a hybrid course. See Request for Proposals; apply by Nov. 1. Questions? Contact cub.kahn@oregonstate.edu

Nov. 1 deadline for Extended Campus research fellows programThe newly formed OSU Extended Campus Research Unit supports research-based innovations in online education and aims to make significant contributions to the field of online teaching and learning research. The Research Unit seeks new partnerships with Oregon State faculty and invites you to apply to the Extended Campus Research Fellows Program. The deadline is Nov. 1. Contact research director Kathryn Linder, Ph.D., at kathryn.linder@oregonstate.edu or visit http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/research for more information.

Thanksgiving home stay: Interested in sharing Thanksgiving with an international student?  The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their Thanksgiving festivities with international students.  Applications are currently available at https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_1yTjGUsntSs1cu9.   Hosting application deadline is Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.  Hosts will be informed of student placement Monday, Nov. 23.  If you have any questions, please contact homestay@oregonstate.edu.

Traffic and maintenance

Campus Way: To accommodate the installation of two new Beaver Bus stop shelters, the sidewalks along the east-bound lanes of both Campus Way (near the Crop Science Building – view map) and along Orchard Avenue (at 27thview map) will be closed Oct. 19-30.  Please exercise additional care traveling in these areas.

Milam Hall: As part of the Milam Hall Generator Enclosure Project, the landscaped area in the SE corner and along the south side of Milam Hall will be closed through Oct. 30.  Also, a portion of the East-West walk along the north edge of the MU Quad and the south entrance may need to be closed at times. There may be some noise during construction.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

Director of Operations– The School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) is seeking a Director of Operations. This is a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0016259. Closes Oct. 29.

Office Specialist 2 – The College of Business (COB) will begin review of applications in the University’s Office Specialist 2 pool on Nov. 2 This .75 FTE position will perform administrative duties for the Graduate Programs office. Posting #0016121. Closes Oct. 30.

The School of Psychological Science is seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Clinical Health Psychology. This position will be effective Fall 2016.  Posting #0015555.  For full consideration apply by Oct. 30.

Coordinator – SNAP-Ed Program – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a part-time (.85 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator position in Clatsop County. Posting #0016091. Closes Oct. 30.

The School of Psychological Science is accepting applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Clinical Health Psychology. Posting #0015555. Full consideration date Oct. 30.

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.  Posting # 0016173. Closes Nov 1.

 Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching Hospital is seeking two full-time Medical Aide positions in Small and Large Animal Receptions. Posting #0016213. Closes Nov. 2.

Education Program Assistant 1 – The Deschutes County Extension SNAP-Ed program invites applications for a part-time (.45 FTE),limited-duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position. Posting #0016320. Closes Nov. 2.

The Office of Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) is seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Director of  The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center  (LBHBCC). Posting #0016233.  Closes Nov. 2.

SASS Coordinator/Staff Psychologist – Counseling and Psychological Services invites applications for a full-time 12-month (1.00 FTE) Staff Psychologist and Coordinator for Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS). This position will provide counseling and oversee the SASS program in collaboration with numerous offices within OSU and the community. Posting #0016222. Closes Nov 2.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Jackson County Extension office Family and Community Health program invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016095. Closes Nov. 2.

Administrative Program Assistant – Pre-College Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0016339. Closes Nov. 16. Full consideration date Nov. 4.

NEW! Benefits Consultant – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Benefits Consultant. Posting #0016394.  Closes Nov. 6.

Academic Wage Appointment – The SMILE Program invites applications for a part-time (0.60 FTE), salaried Academic Wage appointment. Posting # 0016367. Closes Nov. 27, , full consideration date Nov. 6.

Executive Support Specialist 1 – Extension services SNAP-Ed Program in Portland, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Executive Support Specialist 1 position. Posting #0016283. Closes Nov. 6.

Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA)– Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Advanced Practice Clinician. Posting # 0016311. For full consideration apply by Nov. 9.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Extension Services Family and Community Health program in Tillamook county invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice). Posting #0016191. Closes Nov. 9.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (Practice) position with the 4-H Youth Development Program serving Hood River County. Posting #0016088. Closes Nov. 9.

Assistant Professor –  OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor with the 4-H Youth Development Program in Deschutes County. Posting #0016086. Closes Nov. 10.

NEW! Cook 2, University Housing & Dining Services. Filling several Full-Time, AY (10 Month) Lead Cook positions. Starting wage $13.67 per hour plus benefits (health care, vacation & sick leave).  Requires 2 years full time cook experience in a food service operation. Posting # 0016388.  Closes Nov. 13.

The School of Psychological Science is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in Human Neuroscience. Posting #0015412.  Full consideration Nov. 13.

NEW! Administrative Coordinator – The Office of University Compliance invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Administrative Coordinator position.  Posting # 0016389. Closes Nov 15.

NEW! Policy Standards Program Manager – The Office of University Compliance invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Policy Standards Program Manager.  Posting # 0016393. Closes Nov 15.

 Coordinator– The Human Services Resource Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Coordinator. This position will manage and coordinate services for students primarily focused on food insecurity, homelessness and other issues related to poverty. Posting #0016341. Closes Nov. 15.

Graduate Program Coordinator –  School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Graduate Program Coordinator. Posting #0016380. Closes Nov. 15.

Veterinary Technician – Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Small Animal Hospital Surgery Service.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary.  Posting #0015391. Closes Nov. 15.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invited applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the area of Umatilla and Morrow Counties in the Columbia Plateau Region. Posting #0016084. Closes Nov. 15.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –Oregon 4-H Youth Development serving Morrow and Umatilla counties invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016269. Closes Nov. 15.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Integrated Human and Ecological Systems. This is a 9-month, 1.0 FTE, tenure-track position with responsibilities for teaching, advising, research and outreach responsibilities. Posting #0016220. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 15.

NEW! Chef de Cuisine, OSU Catering, University Housing and Dining Services.  Filling one F/T Management position. Annual salary range $36,000 – $48,000, and includes a comprehensive benefits package (health care, vacation & sick leave). Posting #0016368.  Closes Nov. 16.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invited applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the area of Umatilla and Morrow Counties in the Columbia Plateau Region. Posting #0016084. Closes Nov. 20.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon Extension services in Lane County and the College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016145. Closes Nov. 20.

NEW! Coordinator – 4H Program – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12 month fixed-term, 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator position with the 4-H Youth program serving Marion County. Posting #0016405. Closes Nov. 23.

NEW! Program Coordinator—Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program, temporary part-time (.6-.8 FTE).Posting # 0016367, closes Nov. 27.

NEW! Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accounting Technician.  Posting #0016408.  Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor Senior Research– The Department of Nuclear Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Assistant Professor Senior Research position. Posting # 0016322. Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Crop and Soil Science is seeking applications for a full time (1.0 fte), 9-month, tenure-track, Invertebrate Crop Pest Scientist.  Posting # 0016319. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

The School of Psychological Science is seeking for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in Engineering Psychology. This position is at the assistant professor level, although more senior applicants will also be considered. Posting #001607.  For full consideration apply by Dec. 30.

Bio Science Research Technician 1 – The Malheur County Extension office in Ontario, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Bio Science Research Technician 1 position. Posting #0016303. Closes Dec. 31.

Student Outreach Assistant (Accelerator Interns) – VP for Research invites students to apply for a part-time position as an Accelerator Intern. The program is designed to give hands on experience researching the commercialization potential of business concepts originating from the Oregon State University community. Job posting # 0014876. Closes Dec. 31.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013984. Closes Dec. 31, 2015.

Assistant/Associate Professor– The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Assistant or Associate Professor in BIS. Posting #0015932. For full consideration apply by Jan. 15, 2016.

OSU Alumni Association seeks an administrative assistant for a temporary position October 2015-February 2016. See position description, required qualifications and application information at www.osualum.com/jobs

The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning is looking for a Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) to work with an experienced team of educational researchers to improve training and development of informal science professionals. The position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s AISL program. To read more about the position, follow this link: http://stem.oregonstate.edu/jobs/AISL-FRA-2015

Oregon State University is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on improving postsecondary STEM education through various curricular and instructional reforms leading to organizational change. The positions are funded by NSF grants from the WIDER, PRIME, and FIRE programs. To read more about the positions, their requirements, benefits, and how to apply, please see http://stem.oregonstate.edu/ad-transdisciplinary-postdocs.


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